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Old 11-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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Homemade "Bender Board"! Cool.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #12
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Good job, I like what I see.

You have many of the same idea's as me. I also use pex as wire conduits. Works well, and is cost effective.

I see you are using good name brand modern tools. That sure helps.

I will also be strapping my walls the same way, as it is one of the best ways to get a proper thermal break. Only difference is I will be using 3|4 plywood to overcome the splitting problem we have with 1x4's.

Looking forward to more pics.

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I will also be strapping my walls the same way, as it is one of the best ways to get a proper thermal break. Only difference is I will be using 3|4 plywood to overcome the splitting problem we have with 1x4's.
Holy hell... yes.. do that. I thought of it after purchasing several bundles of 1x4 and putting a handful up. Splitting was inevitable so I made a point of using plenty of PL premium at the joints.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:36 PM   #14
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Installing the Murphy bed:



I haven't finished the legs yet.
(See that sweet foam window frame in the back?)


Leaky gate valve: perfect knob to release the Murphy bed from it's lifted position.


Can't see it, but I used normal door hardware for the catch and latch.


Front corner pivot point.





I still need to build the front legs and install mounts for the straps which will hold the mattress in place when the bed is up. I'll probably go with cam straps like these:
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:39 AM   #15
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:05 PM   #16
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Nicely done.
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Some photos of the Murphy bed latching mechanism. Fairly basic, but it does the job!







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Old 03-13-2014, 12:55 PM   #18
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Roughly installed a 120ac to 24v/15a power supply which is connected to the solar charge controller and tested it out. It seems to be working well. This'll be good to keep the batteries charged when plugged in to shore power. 24v/15a works out to 15v/24a max for charging the batteries. That should be plenty for my needs.

Here you can see the Tracer 4210rn MPPT charge controller above the 24v/15a power supply:


Closer view of the power supply ($26 on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1):


Closer view of the charge controller :


Here are the readouts from the charge controller. The battery had loads of juice in it already, so it's only putting in a fraction of the available amperage.


The power supply actually had a knob for adjusting the voltage +/- 4v so I turned it right up. Why not
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Cool little set up.

Thx for sharing.

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The power supply actually had a knob for adjusting the voltage +/- 4v so I turned it right up. Why not
27.9 volts will be fine with hydrate (wet cell) batteries if you check periodically to keep the distilled water and acid level up. If you are using any kind of sealed batteries, check with the manufacturer's specification for charging instructions. That much voltage will cook most gel-cells once they are fully charged. If they out-gas through the safety vents, there is no topping them back up to replace the lost storage capacity. Somewhere around 27.0 volts 0.3 volts might be better in a 24-volt system.

But I suspect you knew that. I just don't want to see anyone else destroy an expensive battery bank by over-charging.

Nice build, by the way. I just caught up with it again to see all the progress.
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